Why do birds lay eggs?

In this lesson, we will learn about the life cycle of a bird, particularly focusing on a chicken. We will also look at the differences between a hatchling, nestling and fledgling. We will discuss and label the anatomy of a chicken egg. Finally, we will discuss strategies which birds use to attract mates.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In sexual reproduction, what do you need in order for fertilisation to occur?

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Q2.Which of these is not true for ALL mammals?

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Q3.The maximum gestation period for a mammal is 1 year

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Q4.Which of these is NOT an example of a placental mammal?

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Q5.Which of these animals is an example of a Monotreme mammal?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In sexual reproduction, what do you need in order for fertilisation to occur?

1/5

Q2.Which of these is not true for ALL mammals?

2/5

Q3.The maximum gestation period for a mammal is 1 year

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Q4.Which of these is NOT an example of a placental mammal?

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Q5.Which of these animals is an example of a Monotreme mammal?

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Quiz:

Why Do Birds Lay Eggs?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In the lifecycle of a chicken, after hatching it is considered a...

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Q2.Which of these refers to a bird that is learning to fly?

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Q3.What is this the definition of? Spiral, rope-like strand that anchors the yolk in the thick egg white. There are two _______ anchoring each yolk, one on the top and one on the bottom.

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Q4.Which of these fits this definition? The egg white. Contains proteins.

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Q5.Which of these is NOT a method in which male birds attract a mate?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Why Do Birds Lay Eggs?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In the lifecycle of a chicken, after hatching it is considered a...

1/5

Q2.Which of these refers to a bird that is learning to fly?

2/5

Q3.What is this the definition of? Spiral, rope-like strand that anchors the yolk in the thick egg white. There are two _______ anchoring each yolk, one on the top and one on the bottom.

3/5

Q4.Which of these fits this definition? The egg white. Contains proteins.

4/5

Q5.Which of these is NOT a method in which male birds attract a mate?

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Lesson summary: Why do birds lay eggs?

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